Schedule of Activities
Wednesday Evening Open House
7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library
Weekend Meditation Retreats
Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on
Sunday. The next meditation retreats are
November 8-11, 2019 and December 2-8, 2019 (Rohatsu).
Download schedule for the November 8-11 Weekend Zen Retreat.
The schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat, November 8-11, 2019 is:
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare
to eat out, since food is not provided. Please plan to arrive at
least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block. Readings for the August retreat will be taken from
Zen Odyssey: The Story of Sokei-an, Ruth Fuller Sasaki, and the Birth of Zen in America, by Janica Anderson.
- Friday, November 8:
7:30 - 9:30 PM Film: The Medicine Buddha
- Saturday, November 9:
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
4:30-5:30 PM Dinner Break
6:00-9:00 PM Zazen
- Sunday, November 10:
4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast break
9:00 AM-12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.
Zazen for members and invited guests
Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.